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Buddhism - Religion, Beliefs, Practices, Founder, Origin, Scriptures, Population & History

Religions Buddhism
Founder Gautama Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)
Symbols Dharma Wheel
Scriptures Buddhavacana, Tripiṭaka, Mahayana Sutras
Follower Buddhists
Population 506 Million
World Population Per. 5.06%
Origin 5th to 4th Century BCE
Origination Modern Bihar, India
Denominations Vajrayana, Mahayana, Theravada
Place of Worship Buddhist temple
Holy City Bodh Gaya
Festivals Bodhi Day
Leadership Monks and Nuns
Languages Hindi, English, Pali, Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese
Region Southeast Asia

What is Buddhism

Buddhism, founded in the late 6th century b.c.e. by siddhartha gautama ('Buddha'), is an important Religion in most of the countries of asia. buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to insight into the true nature of reality.it is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as buddhists.

The Four Noble Truths contain the essence of the Buddha's teachings.

1. Dukkha - The truth of suffering.
2. Samudāya - The truth of the origin of suffering.
3. Nirodha - The truth of the cessation of suffering.
4. Magga - The truth of the path to the cessation of suffering.

The Five Precepts

1. To refrain from destroying living creatures.
2. To desist from taking that which is not offered.
3. To not indulge in sexual misconduct.
4. Not to indulge in incorrect speech (Refrain from lying, immpral speech, abusive language, and gossip).
5. Refrain from intoxicating drinks and drugs which lead to carelessness.

Important Principle of Buddhism

1. The Three Fires - (1) Desire/Thirst, (2) Anger (3) Delusion
2. The Noble Eightfold Path - (1) Right View. (2) Right Thought. (3) Right Speech. (4) Right Action. (5) Right Livelihood. (6) Right Effort (7) Right Mindfulness. (8) Right Concentration.
3. Karma - The buddhist interpretation of karma does not refer to preordained fate. karma refers to good or bad actions a person takes during her lifetime.
4. The Cycle of Rebirth - Karma plays out in the buddhism cycle of rebirth.

Famous People of the Buddhism Religion

NameProfession / Popular
Gautama BuddhaFounder of Buddhism
Ānanda Patriarch of The Dharma
AssajiOne of The First Five Arahants of Gautama Buddha
DevadattaCousin and Brother-in-Law of Gautama Buddha
Aryadeva Mahayana Buddhist Monk
AsangaFounder of The Yogachara school
DharmaraksitaMissionaries Sent by The Mauryan Emperor Ashoka
An ShigaoBuddhist Monks
Gampopa Tibetan Buddhist
Bankei YōtakuJapanese Zen Masters
Gihwa Buddhist Monk of Korean Seon
Shin ArahanBurmese Buddhist
AnawrahtaFather of The Burmese Nation
Somdej TohSiamese Buddhist
AshokaIndian Emperor of The Maurya Dynasty
B. R. AmbedkarJurist, Economist, Politician, Social Reformer,
Tiger WoodsProfessional Golfer
Kate BosworthAmerican Actress and Model
Belinda CarlisleAmerican Singer, Musician, and Author

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